Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri Makes Shock Liverpool Confession After West Ham Draw

Lewis Collier
September 24, 2018

We have to work.

Chelsea's draw at West Ham means Sarri's side have now lost their 100 per cent record in the Premier League and slipped two points behind leaders Liverpool. "Hazard in the last 25 minutes did very well, more on the right than the left, but it was very hard for the striker and the two wingers".

The gruelling Thursday-to-Sunday turnaround that comes with playing in the Europa League might already be taking its toll on Chelsea.

They had one more chance when Snodgrass fouled Willian, a challenge for which he was booked, but the free kick came to nothing as West Ham held on to collect their fourth point from the last two games.

"We need to move the ball quicker, " Sarri said, "and we need more movement without the ball".

Giroud was unable to make proper contact with a Jorginho cross but West Ham burst into life on the half-hour and Michail Antonio fired over after Anderson's run had set him up on the left of the area.

"We have to play against a very, very good team who have worked with the same coach for three years". "It's OK, one point today".

"It's important but I always want to win".

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In last season's fixtures, West Ham were defeated at home by Chelsea in December.

Sarri's frustrating afternoon was made worse by the loss of Antonio Rudiger to injury in the second half.

Cech has ensured a hard start to the season as he struggled to adapt to new Arsenal manager Unai Emery's desire for his stopper to play the ball out to his defenders.

Next up for Chelsea FC is their trip to Liverpool FC for their third-round League Cup tie against the Reds.

"They are a step forward than us at the moment".

I see Declan working every day and I know the way he does it. I don't think there is an easy game against Salah, Firmino and Mane'. Now, really, I don't know. "We hope to have him back by the end of the week", Sarri said.

"I said to Shaq at half time that I'd never taken a player off at half time after such an influential half", said Klopp.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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